Subject: Re: funky PROM, funky problems
To: Eric Benoit <>
From: Chris Tribo <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 03/22/2000 17:47:04
Eric Benoit wrote:

> One of the boards reports the PROM revision as "KN02-CA V2.0m", and that (with
> a little coaxing) boots the small net install NetBSD kernel (doesn't like the
> big one). Problem is, it seizes up upon probing the SCSI bus. Anyone know what
> might be the cause? Do I need to spin up the RZ25 drive manually?

	Does the drive show up properly from cnfg 3? And you have any
installed? Maybe I've been doing things wrong, but it is generally
agreed that 
you should not have any internal termination. (MAXINE and 3MIN(?) only)
Is there
anything connected to the external SCSI bus; terminator?

> The other board's PROM reports "KN02-CA V2.1a". I don't see this one listed on
> the PROM revisions page. It sends out a bootp request, which afaict is
> answered, but doesn't try to download the kernel via tftp. I was using the
> exact same setup I was using for the above system. Anyone here deal with this
> PROM revision before?

	TFTP booting gives me a headache every time I try it, you might try mop
from your working Ultrix box. It would be far easier to move the HD into
working system and dd the diskimage to it than netbooting, as was